The TV series adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog game, The Last of Us, has received immense success and acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
However, there have been some criticisms about the scarcity of infected on the show. In response to this, showrunner Craig Mazin recently spoke to Deadline and promised that the second season of the show would have more scenes featuring the higher-level infected cited.
Mazin also revealed that they have been pushing forward the technology used on the show and have learned a lot about creating better scenes with the infected. They plan to continue raising the bar and improving the show with each new season.
In a previous interview with Variety, Mazin, and Neil Druckmann, the show’s co-creator, justified the decision to include fewer infected in the first season. They emphasized the importance of relationships and finding meaning in moments of action. They also explained that some action scenes might have been cut due to concerns about repetitiveness or needing to make sense in the context of the story.
Druckmann added that they want the action scenes to be purposeful and advance the story rather than being included just for show. They want to avoid excessive violence and keep the focus on the characters and their relationships.